Inspired by true events, Finnish-Chilean drama Invisible Heroes tells the story of Finnish diplomat Tapani Brotherus, who helped to secure asylum in Europe for more than 2,000 Chilean citizens during General Pinochet’s military coup in 1973.
The political thriller stars Pelle Heikkilä as Brotherus, Ilkka Villi as fellow diplomat Ilkka Jaamala and Sophia Heikkilä as Lysa Brotherus, while Mikael Persbrandt plays Swedish ambassador Harald Edelstam.
In this DQTV interview, Heikkilä and Persbrandt discuss the story and the real events on which it was based, reflect on filming in Chilean capital Santiago and share their experience of stepping into a period drama.
They also talk about the growth of television drama around the world and why they think Invisible Heroes is a game-changer for Finnish series.
Invisible Heroes is produced by Kaiho Republic and Parox for YLE and Chilevisión, with Eccho Rights distributing worldwide.